We are delighted to confirm the recipients of the Youth Arts Small Grants Fund, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland. This fund enables us to support five projects for young people in Renfrewshire, each with a focus on positive mental wellbeing, that allow young people to creatively explore and process what … Read more


PACE is delighted to be working with Renfrewshire Carers to create an exciting new project for young people in Renfrewshire. The project, supported by Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Access Fund, aims to address the social isolation and lack of support faced by many young carers on a daily basis, and particularly this past year under Covid-19 … Read more

Lost in Pantoland – Live!

Watch for free at https://www.pacetheatre.com/stage/ or on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PACEYouthTheatre PERFORMANCE SCHEDULESat 19 Dec 7.30pmSun 20 Dec 3pm and *6pmTue 22 Dec 7.30pmWed 23 Dec 3pm and 7.30pmThu 24 Dec 3pm, 6pm and 8pm* This performance will have live BSL interpretation by Anna Spence   Paisley’s Panto Bringing Laughter into Living Rooms this … Read more

PACE Secures Culture Recovery Funding

PACE Theatre Company Ltd is delighted to be named as a recipient of Creative Scotland’s Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, announced on 5 November 2020. The Paisley-based theatre company, which ran the largest youth theatre of its kind prior to the introduction of Covid restrictions, is due to receive an award of £75,000 to support … Read more


Following the government announcement yesterday evening, we wanted to let you about our plans for the immediate future as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  Things are still changing almost hourly and we are continually reviewing what is possible.  From today, all remaining youth theatre workshops until the end of term on 26th March will … Read more

PACE Announce New Patron on-site at Exchange Theatre

PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce actor James McArdle as its first patron. James is a former PACE Youth Theatre member and since graduating from RADA in 2010 he has garnered a string of impressive credits including title roles in James I, Platonov and Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, a Broadway transfer of Tony Kushner’s Angels in … Read more

Five Stars from The Herald for The Snow Queen!

Rollicking entertainment for all ages, it knocks spots off many big city pantos Mary Brennan, The Herald Read the full review here: https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18091075.pantomime-snow-queen-paisley-arts-centre-five-stars/

Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business!

We are delighted to share that we have been voted Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business at Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce’s ROCCO Awards!  We had a fantastic night at The Normandy Hotel, and even managed to get some snaps with the evening’s host, Fred MacCaulay. Thanks so much to everyone who voted and to all the fantastic nominees.

Limitless Schools Project

We are delighted to be working with seven Renfrewshire schools to create two exciting performances which will be performed at Johnstone Town Hall this October. The project will bring around 250 pupils together to create a large-scale, visual performance entitled Limitless. Featuring a score of original songs, the performance will be themed around an inspiring … Read more

PACE Announces The Snow Queen for Panto 2019

PAISLEY’S FAMILY PANTO THAT’S COOL AS CAN BE! This Christmas, PACE Theatre Company is delighted to announce its annual pantomime will be the The Snow Queen.  A festive treat for adults and children alike, this icy tale of a queen who is up to snow good will run from 27 November to 31 December, featuring … Read more